On August 18, the 225 meter long, 74456 dwt bulk carrier Garima Prem ran aground off Lianyungang, China. The bulk carrier was en route from Port Hedland, Australia to Lanshan with 72555 tons of iron ore when it grounded. The Garima Prem was refloated on the following high tide and proceeded to a safe anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 24 meter long 2-masted sailing training vessel Atene ran aground near Stora Kornö, Sweden. The vessel with 24 trainees on board was on a regular sailing when it ran onto a shoal. The crew contacted authorities who dispatched a nearby Coast Guard ship to the scene. A pilot boat and two vessels from the Sea Rescue Society also arrived soon after. The vessels pulled the wooden-hulled Atene off the shoal and then proceeded to Stora Kornö for further inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.